Gov. Brown in his first iteration as governor in the 1970s and early 1980s was sometimes termed "Governor Moonbeam" for his interests in the off-beat. He seems now to resist that characterization but his nomination of Maria Anguiano of the Minerva Project to the Regents seems in line with the moonbeam approach. It's hard to figure out what the Minerva higher education thing is exactly from its website. Check out https://www.minerva.kgi.edu/. But it is "different" from the standard higher ed model, which presumably is its appeal to the governor. And, yes, a handful of students globetrotting around the world and imbibing wisdom along the way isn't the standard model. But it is hardly replicable on a large scale.